CNN Refuses To Run Trump’s ‘100 Days’ Ad That Calls Mainstream Media ‘Fake News’

Daily News Article - May 3, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. How does CNN explain the company’s refusal to run the paid campaign ad?

3. How did the Trump campaign react to CNN’s refusal to run their paid ad highlighting President Trump’s first 100 days in office?

4. How did the campaign’s executive director respond to CNN’s statement that the mainstream media is not “fake news” - what accusations does he make about CNN?

5. What did Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel say about CNN’s refusal to run the ad?

6. Watch the Trump campaign’s ad highlighting President Trump’s first 100 days in office. What do you think? Is CNN “stifling speech that they disagree with”? Should they allow the ad to be aired? Explain your answer.

7. a) Why do you think President Trump feels it is necessary to highlight his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office?
b) Ask a parent the same question. Discuss your answers.

CHALLENGE: The Trump campaign highlighted President Trump's accomplishments because they say the media is not doing so. Visit the website  Scan the list. Do you think the campaign is making an accurate assertion about the media? Explain your answer.